hand·​blown | \ ˈhan(d)-ˈblōn How to pronounce handblown (audio) \

Definition of handblown

: made by glassblowing and molded by hand

Examples of handblown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The handblown glass cloche keeps smoke from filling the room instead of the rocks glass. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 9 June 2021 There is, for instance, the handblown Murano glass by Carlo Moretti, who also produced the champagne glasses for Aldo’s. Spencer Bailey, Town & Country, 28 Mar. 2021 Positioned on clear and lengthy tips, baubles and bubbles mingled in a fluid form that called to mind handblown glass and frozen raindrops. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2021 This simplistic chandelier is comprised of handblown, clear-glass bubbles. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2020 The French perfumer Frédéric Malle puts his singular stamp on tuberose with this handblown white and vermillion glass candle. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 14 Oct. 2020 His pieces are exquisite and classy — martini and whiskey glasses, dessert bowls, crystal ice cube tic-tac-toe sets and handblown cheese domes. Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2019 The Czech Embassy opens its doors Saturday so shoppers can browse handblown glass ornaments and Bohemian jewelry while sipping mulled wine and listening to carols. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2019 The exhibits feature intricate baskets, handblown glass, folk art, quilts, and functional and decorative ceramics, among other treasures. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of handblown

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of handblown was in 1885

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“Handblown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handblown. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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